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    Default Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, Dies...

    In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She blasted off aboard Challenger, culminating a long journey that started in 1977 when the Ph.D candidate answered an ad seeking astronauts for NASA missions.


    In this June 1983 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Sally Ride, a specialist on shuttle mission STS-7, monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the shuttle Columbia flight deck.


    Ride died today in La Jolla, Calif. after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said on its website.

    She was 61.

    According to her official biography, by the time Ride decided to apply to become an astronaut, she had already received degrees in physics and English and was on her way to a Ph.D in physics from Stanford University.

    According to her NASA biography, Ride went back into space in October of 1984. She was assigned to another mission after that, but it was scrapped after the shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986.

    Ride served on the Presidential Commission investigating the accident. After a stint as a professor of physics at the University of California San Diego, Ride founded Sally Ride Science. As NASA puts it, the company allowed her to "pursue her long-time passion of motivating girls and young women to pursue careers in science, math and technology."

    Ride was born in Encino, Calif. on May 26, 1951. Karen O'Connor, who chronicled her early life in Sally Ride and the New Astronauts, described her as a "tomboy," racing her father for the sports section of the newspaper when she was 5 years old.

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    This is like the 4th VIP in the last year to pass with pancreatic cancer......
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    Apparently in her obituary she came out of the closet. I feel like that has less and less impact as more people do so, but still interesting I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    Apparently in her obituary she came out of the closet. I feel like that has less and less impact as more people do so, but still interesting I guess.
    More interesting is the fact that her partner won't be able to collect benefits thanks to our country's backward-ass (although improving) attitude toward gay people.

    That's infuriating...

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    Certainly a pioneer - never made the connection that she went up on the Challenger. Rest among the stars you explored, Ms. Ride.

 

 

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